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DreamWorks Animation Cutting 500 Jobs; Marketing Chief and COO Departing

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Variety reports that earlier rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, are now confirmed, with the studio cutting 500 jobs company-wide, with marketing chief Dawn Taubin and chief operating officer Mark Zoradi among those leaving. Vice chairman Lew Coleman is retiring, while former chief creative officer Bill Damaschke departed earlier this year to be […]

DreamWorks Animation Reported to Begin Layoffs

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Deadline.com cites anonymous sources that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., is initiating another round of layoffs in the wake of disappointing box office results in 2014 and the management shake-up that led to Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke stepping down and senior producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria promoted to co-presidents of feature animation. The report […]

"How To Train Your Dragon 2" Wins Golden Globe Award

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film Sunday night, marking the first victory for a DreamWorks Animation feature film since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association introduced the award in 2006. Based on the book series from Cressida Cowell and directed and written by Dean DeBlois, How To […]

"The Adventures of Puss in Boots" Premieres on Netflix on January 16, 2015

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The Legend Makes History Yet Again When THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS Premieres on Netflix Jan. 16, 2015 Boots Will be Donned and Buckles Will be Swashed as Puss in Boots Protects the Mystical, Adventure-Laden City of San Lorenzo in an All-New Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation GLENDALE and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Jan. […]

Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria Named Co-Presidents of DreamWorks Feature Animation

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., has named producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation, replacing current chief creative officer Bill Damaschke who will be stepping down from his position. Both Ms. Arnold and Ms. Soria are animation industry veterans with 31 years of experience in film, with Ms. Arnold having 12 years […]

2015 Golden Globe Animated Nominees: LEGO, Robots, Dragons, Boxtrolls, and Dead People

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The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are: The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros) Big Hero 6 (Disney) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA/Focus Features) The Book of Life (Reel FX Creative Studios/20th Century Fox) In […]

Review: "Penguins of Madagascar" - Good Work, Boys, High One!

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The Madagascar franchise is hugely successful for DreamWorks and has been for several years, so it’s no surprise it’s still going. While the original cast has starred in a fairly tightly plotted trilogy of movies, DreamWorks has had to step to the side of that story to keep the series alive in games, specials, and […]

New Trailer for DreamWorks Animation's "Home" Released

NYCC 2014: Looking at "Home" and "Penguins of Madagascar" with DreamWorks Animation

20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released a new trailer for Home, the intergalactic 3D adventure film set for release on March 27, 2015. In addition, a cast chat has been released where the movie’s stars Rihanna and Jim Parsons interview each other. HOME Animation Release: March 27, 2015, in 3D Director: Tim Johnson […]

Hasbro and DreamWorks Call Off Merger Talks; DreamWorks Stock Drops

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Hasbro has called off talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., leading to a 14% drop in share price for DreamWorks (eliminating any gains in price made after reports of the merger talks first surfaced). A number of reasons are being cited by news sources, including a negative response from Hasbro shareholders, an insurmountable gap […]

DreamWorks Animation Reported in Merger Talks with Hasbro and Joint Venture with Hearst

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Various media outlets are reporting that toymaker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc, as well as discussions to turn their AwesomenessTV channel into a joint venture with Hearst. The Hasbro/DreamWorks merger is reported to be at least 60 days away, and the reports state that both sides agree that Jeffrey Katzenberg […]

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